WHAT IS HOSPICE?

Hospice focuses on living life to the fullest while experiencing a life-limiting illness. Hospice is a holistic approach to end of life care, focusing on quality of life and offering physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort.

The hospice goal is to help the patient and family members come to terms with death as a natural part of life. The Hospice at HCS team of nurses, aides, and other professionals involve the patient and family members in making decisions about care. Hospice at HCS visiting nurses help families learn how to manage a loved one’s pain and symptoms; the nurses are on call 24 hours a day. Hospice care is provided wherever people call home, including long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities.

Hospice at HCS offers:

  • Hospice Medical Director Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care

  • Hospice certified nurses

  • Medical social workers

  • Volunteers

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies

  • Home health aides and homemakers

  • Spiritual care

  • Ongoing bereavement support

The Hospice Philosophy

Hospice focuses on living life to the fullest while experiencing a terminal illness. Hospice is a holistic approach to end-of-life care, focusing on the quality of life and offering physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort.

The hospice goal is to help the patient and family members come to terms with death as a natural part of life.  The hospice team of nurses, aides, and other professionals involve the patient and family members in making decisions about their care.

Hospice neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Since cure is no longer the goal, hospice focuses on the quality of life and a dignified death.

Our Mission

The HCS mission is to provide services that enable people to function throughout life at their optimal level of health, well-being, and independence, according to their personal beliefs and choices.

Hospice at HCS is Medicare certified and licensed by the State of NH.

A Quarter-Century of Caring

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services has been providing comprehensive Hospice care in the region for 25 years, and visiting nurse services since 1907.

A Special Word About Hospice Volunteers

Trained volunteers work with our professional staff to provide support for the patient and family members. Volunteers provide respite for family members, visit with patients, and are “good neighbors” in a time of need.

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Financial Arrangements for Care

Hospice services are covered by many insurance plans and by Medicare. No patient is denied services due to their financial circumstances, within the resources of the agency to provide care. Hospice at HCS relies on donations and memorial contributions to make services available to all.

HCS is Medicare-certified and licensed by the State of NH

“May you live all the days of your life.”

—Jonathan Swift

Make An Appointment

Hospice at HCS groups are open to the public and offered at no charge. Short term, individual counseling is available for those struggling with grief. To register or for more information, call Marguerite Cheney, Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice at HCS, at (603) 352-2253 x 4255.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Walk in Wednesdays – April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Walk in Wednesdays – April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walk in Wednesdays – May 5, 2021

May 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Walk in Wednesdays – May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

“My children and I cannot praise Hospice at HCS enough. They were wonderful and never wavering, always supportive and comforting. The director, aides and nurses — all so professional.”

“Hospice was a real gift to me. When I needed them most, they were there. I’m a nurse and my husband was a doctor. How lucky was I to have Hospice at HCS there to take over giving meds and taking his pulse, so I didn’t have to be his nurse. I could be his wife and just be with him.”

“Hospice at HCS thought of our every need! They explained carefully what they were going to do and why. They seemed almost like a miracle. I was amazed and have just told a friend whose husband is dying.”